Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #PotLuck – Teaching: it’s The Cake and the Frosting by Jennie Fitzkee

How is teaching much like making a big cake, and then adding frosting? Read on! Thank you, Sally Cronin, for sharing my stories.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the series  Posts from Your Archives, where bloggers put their trust in me. In this series, I dive into a blogger’s archives and select four posts to share here to my audience.

If you would like to know how it works here is the original post:https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2019/04/28/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-newseries-pot-luck-and-do-you-trust-me/

Pre-school teacher of over 30 years, Jennie Fitzkee, has been a welcome guest here many times but this time, Jennie has let me loose in her archives… this will be fun. In this final post, Jennie shares her analogy for teaching…

Teaching: it’s The Cake and the Frosting

Our everyday learning in the classroom reminds me of a big cake. The necessary ingredients are science, math, reading, writing, language, geography and the arts. A cake is mixed by hand, just as our learning is hands-on.

And, the frosting? That’s our unit of study. It’s the fun, the glorious way…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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14 Responses to Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #PotLuck – Teaching: it’s The Cake and the Frosting by Jennie Fitzkee

  1. beetleypete says:

    I will leave a comment on Sally’s blog, Jennie. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I went over and read the complete piece. I especially like the way everything is integrated instead of being taught as a separate subject. Life itself is of a piece, not segmented, so your approach is wonderful.

  3. A delightful post to rerun, Jennie! I hope you are enjoying your summer. Hugs!

  4. Norah says:

    Sally did well to choose this one, Jennie. As I said over there – your classroom makes the best learners.

  5. I fully agree to Norah! Now i have to read the full story at Sally’s blog. Michael

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